Effect of Substance Abuse Among Youths in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. A Case Study of Sango Area

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ABSTRACT

Drug/substance abuse is one of the major problems confronting the nation today especially among the youth. Incidences of drug/substance and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behaviour have tremendously increased in recent years. This has become a matter of concern to the government, parents, teachers, non-governmental organisations and all other relevant agencies. The Nigeria government has recognised the seriousness of the drug/substance problem, this is the reason why most of the drugs are prohibited by law and their national and international agencies are established for the purpose of monitoring and controlling the illegal drug trade. In 1980, the Federal Government established the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to fight drug abuse and trafficking in the country and initiated the National Campaign against Drug/substance Abuse (NACADA) in early 2001. This present study found that drug/substance use and abuse among youth are increasing despite the control mechanisms that have been put in place. The study recommended that, as a first step to prevent and control drug/substance abuse, parents should be sensitised on the dangers of drug/substance abuse, the attendant problems and their functions as role models. Furthermore,  schools should have a drug/substance prevention curriculum from Kindergarten onwards teaching that drug/substance use is wrong and harmful. There is also the need for initiation of rehabilitation programmes for drug/substance dependent persons.

                                     TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page                                                                                               i

Citification                                                                                             ii

Copy right                                                                                               iii

Dedication                                                                                              iv

Acknowledgement                                                                                  v

Abstract                                                                                                  vi

Table of content                                                                                       vii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION                                                                                   1

Background of study                                                                                2

Statement of the problem                                                                          4

Purpose of the study                                                                                 4

Research question                                                                                    4

Significance of the study                                                                          5

Scope of the study                                                                                   5

Definition of terms                                                                                   6

CHAPTER TWO            

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE                                              7

Concept of drug/substance abuse                                                              7

Common drugs/substance abuse by youth in Ilorin metropolis                     8

Reasons for drug/substance abuse                                                             11

Theory on drug/substance abuse                                                               14

Structural strain theory                                                                             15

Theoretical theory                                                                                    15

 

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY                                                                                16

Research design                                                                                      16

Population sample and sampling techniques                                               16

Instrument of data collection                                                                     17

Validity of the instrument                                                                         17

Reliability of the instrument                                                                     17

Procedure for data collection                                                                    18

Method of data analysis                                                                           18

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS                                          19

Preamble                                                                                                 19

Summary of finding                                                                                 32

CHAPTER FIVE

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION               33

Discussion                                                                                              33

Conclusion                                                                                              35

Recommendation                                                                                    36

Suggestion for further study                                                                      36

References                                                                                              37

Appendix                                                                                                                   40                        

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APA

Segun, A (2021). Effect of Substance Abuse Among Youths in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. A Case Study of Sango Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-substance-abuse-among-youths-in-ilorin-metropolis-of-kwara-state-a-case-study-of-sango-area

MLA 8th

Segun, ABEGUNDE "Effect of Substance Abuse Among Youths in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. A Case Study of Sango Area" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-substance-abuse-among-youths-in-ilorin-metropolis-of-kwara-state-a-case-study-of-sango-area. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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Segun, ABEGUNDE . "Effect of Substance Abuse Among Youths in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. A Case Study of Sango Area". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Dec. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-substance-abuse-among-youths-in-ilorin-metropolis-of-kwara-state-a-case-study-of-sango-area >.

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Segun, ABEGUNDE . "Effect of Substance Abuse Among Youths in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. A Case Study of Sango Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-substance-abuse-among-youths-in-ilorin-metropolis-of-kwara-state-a-case-study-of-sango-area